The Notice of Appeal has been filed in Carri’s case against Adoption by Gentle Care for the return of her baby son, Camden.
We had thought that the appeal could be done with certain portions of the original hearing transcripts, but alas, it has come to light that ALL the transcripts will be required. This means that more transcripts will have to be purchased. ( Why the courts change so much for printing out paper is beyond me, but it is what it is and cannot be avoided. They tape the trials/hearings and then have to type them up.)
The finial cost estimate for what is needed is 179, 317, and 379 pages at $5.50 a page. I’ll save you the math; it’s $4,700.00 and really should be ordered as soon as possible, like next week.
So, are we ready to make a miracle happen again? You help and support during this has been nothing short of amazing and only with YOU have we been able to keep this moving along.
What YOU can DO to Help Bring Camden Home
If you can, donations are seriously MOST appreciated. As much as it really sucks to be asking again, it must be done.
If you cannot, we understand, really, but sharing the link to the fundraiser on your own page or groups is super helpful. It DOES help as then others can see and perhaps help.
Inviting friends and family to this event also REALLY helps. Then, they see the this and can help too.
Now we are also TRYING to get the media attention in this again.
There is a post of the basic facts here that is an open letter to the media with the basic facts of the case that you can use to link to. ( http://www.adoptionbirthmothers.com/hey-media-folks-anyone-want-a-real-story-for-national-adoption-month/ )
IF you happen to have any personal media contacts; even things like my sister’s boyfriend works form NBC, then please consider sending them the link. With National Adoption month coming up in November and the fact that we will have a gag order in place when the appeal goes to court officially, this is a good time for the media to get interested. Plus if just ONE bigger media outlet picks this up, THEN it stands to reaon that MORE donations will come in.
On that notes, if you are on TWITTER , TWEET THIS POST TO THE NEWS MEDIA:
Help #BringCamdenHome and tell this truthful tale before this agency hurts another baby http://www.adoptionbirthmothers.com/hey-media-folks-anyone-want-a-real-story-for-national-adoption-month/ @TWITTER ACCOUNT NAME
Look up reporters on Twitter and TWEET TO them with the above BEFORE their name as indicated.
OR you can also retweet posts on here: https://twitter.com/FauxClaud. Even a re-tweet can help spread the word and make the media folks take notice. They might have been busy when my tweet came through, but yours might be what gets to them!
If you are in other groups/ pages/ boards/ forums/ blogs etc that have ANYTHING to do with pregnancy, babies, parenting, reproductive justice, women’s rights, social ethics, mother’s rights, etc; please consider posting about the story like this example on BlogHer that has had over 1000 reads in just a few days time. I don’t care if you copy and past the whole thing or write your own! But spread the word if you can!
It also really HELPS to have people interacting on the posts, so if you have a minute, please comment. It bumps up the posts, shows support and keeps it in the general public’s eyes. Sharing and tweeting posts also keep them on the front pages, so click away!
There are stories here:
which has NO comments, and THIS one that is vicious, so if you want to get out some aggression, go for it:
( NO Carri, do NOT go there!)
Also I should mention that if you have your own blog or website the fundraiser widget can be installed on you own site.
This is the code:
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And still, keep pushing the petition as well.
I know it’s a lot of marching orders and believe me, the efforts shared by all have NOT been missed and are GREATLY appreciated.
Again, I have to say that the community effort and support to bring Camden home has been incredible; but we all know why this means so much to all of us. It’s NOT just one baby. It’s NOT just one mother. This win is for us all – to fight a system that has hurt us all so much, to make an agency that MUST be held accountable face the truth for their unethical actions. For other birth parents, it is the chance that we never had. For other adoptees, it is the ability to bring a child home and NOT have another child cut away from their family forever and even for adoptive parents, I know that YOU do not want to see that adoption can be this way and that THIS is not the adoption that you want for your children.
This agency has shown that they have disregarded the desires of a mother to care for her child, for a child to be in a stable home and of the original adoptive family who should be commended for doing the right thing and caring about the emotional impact of losing an loving family on Camden. Everyone wants Camden home except Gentle Care who only wants to win at the expense of all others.
It’s not Adoption. It’s not Gentle. It’s not Care.
With your help, we can fight this and make it right. I know we can. I believe in us all.